Kick-Off Days
The Orientation Programme for International Students

In the beginning of every semester, the International Student Services (ISS) organises an orientation programme called the "Kick-Off Days". They are designed to help make the transition into life in Germany and your studies at TU Darmstadt as smooth as possible.

Kick-Off Days

Fatma, DAAD-Prize Winner of 2021, welcomes our new international students.

Kick-Off Days Summer Semester 2023

The Kick-Off Days in summer semester 2023 will take place in April.

Kick-Off Day 1: Welcome

Monday, 03 April 2023
10 a.m. (CET) Altes Hauptgebäude, S1|03 Room 221, Hochschulstrasse 1, Darmstadt

Kick-Off Day 2: Digital Information Event

Tuesday, 04 April 2023
1 – 3 p.m. (CET) ISS Info Session You will receive an e-mail with a link to the digital Zoom meeting from ISS
4 – 6 p.m. (CET) Money, Money, Money with STWDA (in English) Registration with STWDA needed ()

In order to guarantee all international students a successful and exciting stay at TU Darmstadt, there are several student-led groups that offer a variety of social and cultural events. For additional information please visit their websites.

TUtor International

TUtor International is an intercultural team at ISS that aims to assist international students by offering support in many different areas and by hosting exciting social, cultural and academic events.

TUtor International Website

TUtor on Instagram

TUtor on Facebook

TUtor on Telegram: Info Channel and Lounge

ESN Darmstadt

ESN Darmstadt (Erasmus Student Network) represents international students and offers fun events in order to provide opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development.

ESN Website

ESN on Instagram

ESN on Facebook

ITT – Intercultural Tutors Team

ITT's members are students from Darmstadt. They offer help to international students and organise great activities such as workshops, cultural events and much more.

Introduction Slides (opens in new tab)

ITT website

ITT on Facebook

Unisportzentrum (USZ)

The University Sports Centre (USZ) aims to promote active participation in sport and physical activity throughout the University and to provide students and employees with a healthy counterbalance to their studies and working lives. Check out their offers!

Unisportzentrum offers

Check out the other TU student-led groups as well. Sports, arts, technology – there is something for everyone.

to student-led groups

Get ready for your first semester!


Learn more about our services and offers and how we can help you get started for your upcoming semester at TU Darmstadt from our International Student Advisor Alissa Reinach.

Let's Talk – Student Panel

Our student panel provides international students the opportunity to hear about some tips and tricks when studying at TU Darmstadt from people that know what they are talking about!

List of helpful links (opens in new tab)

Guided Campus Tour

Explore TU Darmstadt's Stadtmitte Campus with Awais!

*All videos are in English. Closed captions available in English and German.


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